Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Measuring with paper clips!

Welcome back from the long weekend! I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun break! :) I'm going to try to get back to blogging more now that I feel better!

First off, the bus strike has ended! YAY! This means we can plan more trips for the spring! Our next one is on March 6th to California Pizza Kitchen. The class will get to make and eat their own pizzas! I will be sending home the permission slips tomorrow. The trip money for the canceled Queens Museum of Art trip was deducted from the price of this trip. We will also need 2 chaperones. Please consider chaperoning, this trip will definitely be a fun experience for adults too!

Also, next Monday is our 100th day of school! :) All 100th day of school projects are due that day! Each child will get to share their project with the class and they will be displayed in our classroom!

I updated the important dates page!

Today, we continued working on measuring in math workshop. The children are comfortable measuring with the unifix cubes and the strips! We used paper clips today as our unit of measurement and the class practiced measuring various items with paper clips.
K.W measured the perimeter of her shoe
A.Z measured the length of his book
J.S lines up the paper clips next to her book
I.F measures the length of her shoe
We recorded our findings on this recording sheet
Measuring the length of a pencil
Measuring the perimeter of a crayon
We also had a special visitor today! Janan, our school's Math in the City consultant came to talk about sorting with our class. Together, partnerships worked on sorting a variety of buttons.
Janan working with our class
K.W and A.M sort by shapes
M.D and I.F sort by color
A.Z and J.S sorted by the kind of buttons
In writing, we have been working on our personal stories. We completed our anchor chart for personal stories! Can't wait to share these stories with everyone on the blog!